English and Creative Writing (BA)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
BA

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 3290

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 9750

All study options

About English and Creative Writing at Brunel University London

This course is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding, and analytical and creative skills through the analysis, interpretation and creation of literary texts. The range and choice of modules ensure that you will achieve a sound understanding of the principal genres and periods of English literature while at the same time developing your own creative skills.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 320 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points typically from 3 A-levels together with either 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification (typical offer BBC, including Grade B in English, plus a C in either an AS or EPQ). General Studies/Critical Thinking accepted.Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Creative and Media or Public Services, including A-level English at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning. Extended project in a related subject preferred.BTEC ND DDM in a related subject.IB Diploma 32 points. For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English.Access: Pass in a related subject.Course AimsStorytelling is a fundamental human activity. Every day we exchange jokes and anecdotes, and the important events in our lives need to be told and retold many times over before they achieve the pattern and polish to become the “story of our lives”. We tell and read stories for pleasure and information, but we also read to gain a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. This combined degree is designed to: provide a framework which demonstrates the scope of English literature, within which you can develop individual interests; explore your creative abilities in a range of disciplines; develop your responses to literary works and your competence in methods of independent reading; develop skills of expression and critical evaluation, and techniques of scholarship and presentation; develop a range of key skills and strategies for learning and imaginative thinking.Course ContentAll Level 1 modules offer an introduction to a broad range of areas that are revisited and further developed at Levels 2 and 3. The Creative Writing modules will foster your self-awareness and draw extensively on your individual personal experience and interests. You can choose from fiction, poetry, screenwriting and journalism in Level 2. All modules at Level 3 will encourage you to be active and independent critics and writers, as required on, a wide variety of different approaches to literature. The Creative Writing Project will enable you to undertake an extended piece of creative work, encouraging a full expression of the skills that the programme as a whole is designed to develop. In Creative Writing and the Creative Industries, you will undertake a project to market your own work. Successful creative writing students will have the option of continuing their creative work to Master’s level. Typical modules (TBC for 2010/11):Level 1 CoreIntroduction to Writing Fiction Thinking about Literature Approaches to Poetry and Prose, or Dramatic Text Introduction to Writing Drama Academic Practice English in EvolutioLevel 1 OptionsEarly Modern Writers Popular FictionsLevel 2 CoreIntroduction to Writing Poetry Writing the Short Story Writing Journalism Writing the Journey (At least two from) 19th Century Novel; Shakespeare; Romantic PoetryLevel 2 OptionsWomen’s Movement and 20th Century Writing Modernism Grand NarrativesLevel 3 CoreCreative Writing and the Creative Industries (At least one from) The Renaissance; Victorian Literature and CultureLevel 3 OptionsCritical Theory Special Author Contemporary Writing Post-Colonial Perspectives Creative Writing Project Creative Writing Minor Project Writing Modern Fiction Writing Modern Drama Writing ComedyTeaching and LearningStudent SupportYou will be assigned a Personal Tutor who remains with you throughout your degree course and are available to discuss personal and academic problems. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the individual, and you will find both academic and administrative staff only too pleased to help.AssessmentThe degree course is modular. Each module is worth 20 credits and you must complete 120 credits for each year of your degree programme. You'll have a wide range of modules from which to choose and you can specialise in areas that particularly fascinate you. The final year project requires you to carry out research on any related topic of your choice. Each subject employs a wide range of assessment methods. These include coursework, individual and group projects, oral presentations, practical work and written examinations. CareersEnglish with Creative Writing is particularly good at developing the transferable skills that employers prize. The degree emphasises imagination, independence of thought and intellectual flexibility as well as professional skills. Emphasis is placed on both acquisition of knowledge and on creative work as well as your ability to manage your own learning, and your development of personal and collaborative communication skills. After graduation, students may enter one of the professions association with communication-related employment, such as journalism, publishing, teaching or the media, but our students fit just as easily into many other career environments. From the outset we help you to develop career options based on interests and skills. The School also offers an optional work experience module in the final year.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750
  • The awardBAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study5 - 6 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 3290International course feesGBP 9750

Entry requirements for this course

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